Hey readers, how do you fix a wrecked bluff?

Remember this?

Moises Castillo/Associated Press

It’s the giant sinkhole that opened up in Guatemala City in 2010, so big and so deep that filling it seemed impossible.

We’ve never been able to find out how the authorities fixed this thing.

We thought about this last evening when we saw this — the giant mudslide threatening to swallow Fairview Medical Center at the University of Minnesota.

A mudslide released below the University of Minnesota’s Fairview Medical Center campus on Thursday.  KARE 11/Brian Taylor

The varied expertise that exists among NewsCut readers rarely fails us — heck, one of you helped calculate how much rain would be needed to fill White Bear Lake yesterday — and perhaps one of you specializes in this question: How do you fix this?

  • Gary F

    A huge piece of aluminum or stainless steel mesh/chicken wire/expanded metal and lots of ivy?

    I guess my “scenic” road home from work that I sometimes use will be off limits again.

    • boB from WA

      Don’t forget to anchor that with duck and shark bills.

  • Dave

    You probably don’t fix that.

    My wife works in a building behind there, though not directly attached to it. They have assured employees that everything’s stable. I have their assurance. I’m sure of it.

  • Tyler

    This is America – we gotta think big. I’m thinking we install an oversized harpoon launcher across the river, then shoot 50′ long steel rods into the collapsed hillside. That should stabilize it. Then I’m sure NASA has some kind of aerosolized concrete we just spray on the hill from remotely piloted drones.

    Easy. ‘Murica.

  • L. Foonimin

    apply a “liberal” assortment of Climate Change Denial literature to the hillside. The content is so full of holes it will act as as a giant mesh